Art Hooker

Blues Programmer, Board Operator

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.

He’s been hooked on the blues ever since he realized that all the really good rock and roll songs were actually blues. Art started doing a blues radio show in 1995 on KRKX and has been the producer of ‘The Blue Light Boogie’ on Yellowstone Public Radio since May 2000. He has also been the MC for the Magic City Blues Festival since its beginning in 2002.

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, stay inside and tune into sets on all things creepy and crawly. Art Hooker is your host every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Playlist #1820 Aug. 25, 2017

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This week with Art Hooker, we have sets on aging and eyes. No matter how old you are, you can always keep an eye on the Blue Light Boogie every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Playlist #1819 Aug. 11, 2017

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker's "trilogy" of time continues with the fourth episode of the series. 

Take some time to catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

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This week on the Blue Light Boogie, we wrap up our final episode on time. It may be the last time in this three-part series, but you can still catch Art Hooker every week here on YPR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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It's time again to catch Art Hooker on the Blue Light Boogie. This week, listen to sets on tough times, good times, this time, next time, and the last time. It's a matter of time!

If you have the time, catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

Blue Light Boogie: Time

Jul 10, 2017
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times on this week's Blue Light Boogie.

If you have the time, catch Art Hooker every Friday on YPR from 9 to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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This week on Blue Light Boogie, Art Hooker starts off the season with sets on school blues and summer heat. Join us for blues all summer on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set we hear some of Host Art Hooker's most inspired playlists yet. You'll have to play along to guess where the inspiration is coming from -- and it's well worth the effort!

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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If you missed Friday nights Blue Light Boogie set, it's all about the Magic City Blues Festival 2017

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with Blue Light Boogie 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR and checkout the playlist posted Saturday mornings. 

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Tonight on the Blue Light Boogie we hear why these Misters and Misses have come down with a case of the blues.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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